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China Current Events: June 27

Bo Xilai denies knowledge of how Neil Heywood died in China The disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has told government investigators he has no knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the mysterious death of British businessman Neil Heywood, The Daily Telegraph understands.  Read more Cover up, Shanghai metro tells women An appeal by the Shanghai subway [...]

China Current Events: June 1

‘China detains hundreds in Tibet over self-immolation protests’ Hundreds of people have been detained in Lhasa after two men set themselves on fire in the Tibetan regional capital on Sunday in protest against Chinese rule, a US-based broadcaster reported.  Read more Air Pollution Fuels Hospital Visits in Hong Kong Deteriorating air quality in Hong Kong [...]

Current Events in China: May 7

Newspaper ‘apologizes’ for criticizing US in Chen Guangcheng affair A prominent Chinese newspaper has posted a cryptic apology on its microblog account, supposedly for publishing a scathing article criticizing the American government’s handling of the Chen Guangcheng affair, and appearing to suggest that it may have been pressured into writing the editorial by the Chinese [...]

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    • China Rethinks the Death Penalty - New York Times July 10, 2014
      New York TimesChina Rethinks the Death PenaltyNew York TimesSHANGHAI — Last month, China's Supreme People's Court overturned the death sentence of a woman who brutally killed and dismembered her husband. The landmark decision to send the high-profile case back to a provincial court was yet another sign ...and more » […]
    • 'Transformers 4' Becomes the Highest-Grossing Movie Ever in China - Variety July 10, 2014
      Variety'Transformers 4' Becomes the Highest-Grossing Movie Ever in ChinaVarietyHONG KONG — A huge second weekend has given “Transformers: Age of Extinction” over $220 million at the Chinese box office and the country's all-time theatrical record. The film grossed RMB740 million ($119.8 million) in the week to Sunday (July 6, ...Official: China […]
    • Kerry Presses China to Abide by Maritime Laws to Ease Tensions - New York Times July 10, 2014
      New York TimesKerry Presses China to Abide by Maritime Laws to Ease TensionsNew York TimesBEIJING — In a closed-door session at a high-level gathering of Chinese and American officials here on Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry urged China to follow maritime law in nearby seas to reduce regional tensions, a senior American official said.US Presses Chin […]
    • Taiwan diplomat fears China-Japan 'explosive' incident - USA TODAY July 9, 2014
      USA TODAYTaiwan diplomat fears China-Japan 'explosive' incidentUSA TODAYChina's territorial dispute with Japan over a chain of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea could lead to an "explosive" confrontation, Taiwan's top diplomat in the United States warned Wednesday. "These little islands could trigger something ...an […]
    • Russia, China, India Ready to Launch Rival to World Bank - Newsweek July 9, 2014
      NewsweekRussia, China, India Ready to Launch Rival to World BankNewsweekThe long-awaited BRICS development bank is expected to finally be launched next week, Russian finance minister Anton Siluanov confirmed today. The joint project will see the emerging economic powers of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa ...and more » […]
    • Why Apple Losing A Siri Patent Case In China Is Great News For Intellectual ... - Forbes July 9, 2014
      BBC NewsWhy Apple Losing A Siri Patent Case In China Is Great News For Intellectual ...ForbesApple Apple appears to have just lost the first stage of a patent case in China about Siri, the voice application. At first blush you might not think this is a good idea for patent holders outside the Middle Kingdom, for what this is is a court ruling ...Apple suffer […]
    • The Untold Story of China's Forgotten Underground Nuclear… - Foreign Policy (blog) July 9, 2014
      The Untold Story of China's Forgotten Underground Nuclear…Foreign Policy (blog)For example, despite official secrecy about China's production of plutonium for nuclear weapons, my colleague Catherine Dill and I discovered an underground nuclear reactor that China attempted to construct near Yichang in Hubei province during the ... […]
    • China Finance Minister Says 7.5% GDP Target Not a 'Floor' - Wall Street Journal July 9, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina Finance Minister Says 7.5% GDP Target Not a 'Floor'Wall Street JournalEarly this year, China set its annual target at "around 7.5%." But recent statements by Premier Li Keqiang stressing the importance of growth have convinced some economists and officials that Beijing wouldn't be satisfied with anything belo […]
    • China's Xi Calls for Improved Ties With US - Wall Street Journal July 9, 2014
      Wall Street JournalChina's Xi Calls for Improved Ties With USWall Street JournalFlush with a newly equipped navy, an economy that threatens to overtake the U.S. as the world's largest and growing leverage in capitals around the world, China's new leadership has been flexing its geopolitical muscles. That has complicated an already ... […]
    • China, Japan ramp up rhetoric amid downturn in relations - Los Angeles Times July 9, 2014
      Wall Street Journal (blog)China, Japan ramp up rhetoric amid downturn in relationsLos Angeles TimesThe last exhibit room at the Chinese People's Anti-Japanese War Memorial Hall in west Beijing opens with a panel proclaiming: "Chinese and Japanese People Should Be Friends Forever." But in recent months, curators at the museum dedicated to Japan […]